Head of Strategic Procurement

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Wiltshire Council
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
£71,903 to £79,270
Closing date:
29th July
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
29th July 2019
13th and 14th August 2019


Wiltshire is a thriving county that enables and positively encourages healthy living in strong, inclusive and prosperous communities. We are proud of our heritage and for having a strong community spirit. Over the last decade the council, with its public, private and voluntary sector partners, has improved people’s lives and helped businesses to develop and relocate into Wiltshire. Looking ahead to the next decade, we plan to continue that success where people in communities come together to support each other, take part in events and activities, and take responsibility for what matters to them. We are now seeking a new Head of Strategic Procurement which is a pivotal role in continuing our journey.

This role is integral to our modernisation approach, as you will be the Council’s Lead advisor on all procurement matters. Your role will be to develop our new procurement framework, including category management strategies, and to shape how we procure goods and services. This is a strategically important role that will truly help shape the future of our organisation. Your role will be to drive best practice across all procurement activity, to work seamlessly with the commissioning team in providing an integrated end-to-end service that further develops our commercial approach to procurement, ensuring it is consistently applied across the organisation, able to support local businesses, and enhancing social value. 

Your strong public or private-sector procurement experience and understanding will drive and guide our approach. For this role we need a future focused leader with a proven ability to set a strong direction and maximise cooperation for change and innovation. This is a superb opportunity to be at the heart of one of the most exciting and forward thinking Councils in the country. 

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Gary Evans
0113 205 6080
Michelle Sander
020 7426 3377
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